Patients with an urgent dental care need will be able to contact one of the two call handling services that cover the Lancashire and South Cumbria localities and are in operation 365 days of the year.
Lancashire – 0300 1234 010
South Cumbria – 01539 716822
Patients calling the service will be telephone triaged and offered advice, analgesics and antibiotics. When there are severe or uncontrolled symptoms that they cannot manage by analgesics and antibiotics patients will be offered the choice of a face to face appointment.
Face to face clinics will operate from: Morecambe, Kendal and Barrow.
Dental practices websites and phone answering messages signpost patients to the two call handling services and the Directory of Service is updated with this information.